Philadelphia daycare is first to go solar using C-PACE in Pennsylvania

As part of a series of announcements during Philadelphia Solar Week, the Philadelphia Energy Authority, Greenworks Lending, and the Capers Company LLC announced the financial close of the first project in Pennsylvania to use Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing for a renewable energy project. The Capers Company is borrowing $519,020 in C-PACE financing from… […]

BayWa r.e., Generac Partner on Energy Storage Solutions

BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC, a U.S. distributor of solar and energy storage components and systems, has partnered with Generac Power Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of energy technology solutions and other power products.  BayWa r.e. has added Generac’s advanced PWRcell battery system and integrated energy storage ecosystem components to its distribution line card […]

ReneSola Completes Portfolio of Minnesota Solar Projects

ReneSola Ltd., a fully integrated solar project developer, has completed a 21.05 MW portfolio of community solar projects in Minnesota.  ReneSola Power developed and subsequently sold this community solar portfolio to Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, a national solar project acquisition, development and asset management company.  “We are excited to have successfully developed these community projects, […]

CIT Serves as Lead Arranger for East Blackland Solar Project

CIT Group Inc., a financial holding company, says its Power and Energy unit served as sole lead arranger on a $162 million financing for the East Blackland Solar Project in Travis County, Texas. The financing was arranged on behalf of Recurrent Energy LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. that functions as Canadian […]

UCI researchers expose vulnerability of solar inverters

Cyber-physical systems security researchers at the University of California, Irvine can disrupt the functioning of a power grid using about $50 worth of equipment tucked inside a disposable coffee cup. In a presentation delivered at the recent Usenix Security 2020 conference, Mohammad Al Faruque, UCI associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and his… […]

NeoVolta energy storage systems approved as Rule 21 compliant

NeoVolta, an SEC fully-reporting, growth-oriented manufacturer of Smart Energy Storage Systems, announces the approval for California’s Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP). This is a set of standards for interoperability and data communication between a solar inverter and the electric utility. By meeting the testing requirements, NeoVolta’s products are compliant with the California Energy Commission’s Rule… […]

Registration open for HOMER’s free virtual International Microgrid Conference

HOMER Energy by UL announced that registration is now open for the 8th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference, taking place online October 12-16, 2020. This year’s conference is sending a global call to “Join the Microgrid Revolution.” Attendance is free for this five-day virtual event, with online sessions led by global industry experts who will… […]

Princeton University to study carbon-free energy transition with solar developer input

Solar and wind project developer Community Energy and Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment have entered into a joint academic-industry research partnership to study the U.S. energy transition and identify an optimal buildout plan for scaling carbon-free power over the next decade to meet climate challenges. The research team will develop a… […]

Generac energy storage products now available through Baywa distribution

U.S. distributor BayWa r.e. Solar Systems is now carrying Generac energy storage products, including the PWRcell battery system and integrated energy storage ecosystem components. As part of the agreement, Generac will provide its in-depth installer training program, which is focused on ensuring maximum code compliance and aligns with BayWa r.e.’s focus on facilitating high-quality installations by well-trained… […]

Recurrent Energy starts construction on 144-MW solar project for Austin Energy

Canadian Solar announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, commenced construction on the 144-MWAC Pflugerville Solar Project located in Travis County, Texas. Recurrent Energy signed a PPA with Austin Energy in 2018 for the Pflugerville Solar Project to provide low-cost solar power to the utility’s customers for 15 years following the start of operation. This… […]